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Man arrested for threatening people near north Lethbridge elementary school

LETHBRIDGE, AB – A man who was allegedly threatening people with a knife in north Lethbridge was safely taken into custody Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 24).

Reports came in around 1:30 p.m., saying that the suspect was walking around the 1500-block of 4 Ave N, heading in the direction of Westminster Elementary School. Officers ensured that the school was put into lockdown to ensure all the students and staff were safe.

The man was located in the school’s playground and arrested without incident by 2:00 p.m. The knife was found at his home nearby.

Christopher David Smith, 31 of Lethbridge, is now facing charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He’s currently in custody waiting on a bail hearing.

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